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Goodfellows of Lee County Helping Over 300 Families For Christmas This Week

Goodfellows of Lee County Helping Over 300 Families For Christmas This Week

Things can be tough for some families, especially around the holidays. Everyone wants to have their children wake up Christmas morning and have presents under the tree waiting to be opened. The Goodfellows of Lee County have been doing what they can to make sure everyone has a Christmas.  On Monday they began their annual…

Tourism Has Big Impact on Sauk Valley Economy, Maintaining it is the Tricky Part

Tourism Has Big Impact on Sauk Valley Economy, Maintaining it is the Tricky Part

Tourism has become a vital and important part of the future for the Sauk Valley. The economic impact cannot be denied. This past year, according to Director of the Blackhawk Water Ways Convention and Visitors Bureau Diane Bausman over $170 million tourism dollars were brought to the Sauk Valley. Bausman said the future has challenges…

Demmer Named Legislator of the Year by the CBHA

Demmer Named Legislator of the Year by the CBHA

In recognition of his advocacy on behalf of some of Illinois’ most vulnerable residents, State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) has been named Legislator of the Year by the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association (CBHA) of Illinois. Demmer was nominated for the award by the staff and administration of Sinnissippi Centers, Inc., a community-based behavioral healthcare system…

Rum Rum Rudolph Event to Help PADS

Rum Rum Rudolph Event to Help PADS

Grab your friends and your favorite holiday attire and join others downtown for some holiday fun! The event is called Rum Rum Rudolph. The 8 downtown bars will have drink specials, games, and prizes!  All of it may be fun, but, it is also to help out a worthy cause. Sing up your team of…

Local Sports

Oregon Boys Bowling Rolls to Win, Dixon Falls Short to Royal Lions

Oregon Boys Bowling Rolls to Win, Dixon Falls Short to Royal Lions

In Boys Bowling, Rockford Christian picked up a close win against Dixon Tuesday night. All games were decided by 37 pins or fewer. The Royal Lions won the match  3377-3298. The Dukes were led by Junior Trevor White with a match high game of 234 and match high series of 639. Senior Jon Rivera added…

Dixon Bowling Sweeps LP and Sterling

Dixon Bowling Sweeps LP and Sterling

In Boys Bowling, the Dixon Dukes come out on top of the Sterling Golden Warriors Monday night at Plum Hollow by a score of 3138-2885. Dixon was led by senior Jon Rivera who led both high game and high series with a 257 game and 583 series. Rivera was called up to bowl varsity last…

Music News

Endgame: Is Taylor Swift’s boyfriend planning to propose?

Endgame: Is Taylor Swift’s boyfriend planning to propose?

Jackson Lee/GC ImagesHe’s ready for it.  According to Us Weekly, Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn is “very keen on proposing soon.” After dating the superstar for nearly two years, a source tells the magazine that the British actor — who appears in the critically-acclaimed movie The Favourite — wants to put a ring on it. …

Report: Nobody wants to join Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl

Report: Nobody wants to join Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl

ABC/Randy HolmesWhile it hasn’t even been officially announced that Maroon 5 is performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in Atlanta on February 3, controversy is already brewing regarding the other artists who might appear onstage with Adam Levine and company. In recent years, halftime headliners have welcomed guests as part of their shows: Katy…

Lady Gaga scores another acting nomination for “A Star Is Born”

Lady Gaga scores another acting nomination for “A Star Is Born”

Peter LindberghAs awards season keeps rolling along, Lady Gaga is on a roll herself. The singer has received a nod for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture for her role in A Star Is Born at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.  The movie itself leads…

Jason Mraz sings to sick fan awaiting organ transplant

Jason Mraz sings to sick fan awaiting organ transplant

ABC/Randy HolmesJason Mraz delivered a surprise serenade to a sick Missouri fan Sunday. The singer showed up at 18-year-old Madison Taliaferro’s St. Louis hospital bed and performed his songs “I’m Yours” and “Have It All.” The teen suffers from cystic fibrosis and has been awaiting a double-lung transplant. Madison’s mom, Desiree Taliaferro, shared two videos…

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